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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Manuscrypt does not contain personal data.
  • You attach the article file, title page and authors' statements as three separate files.
  • The authors declare that they have the required consents to conduct research on humans and to publish the photographs and materials used in the article.

Dear Authors, please provide number ORCID.

From 2020 the journal will be published only in English. 



1. The publication is free of charge.

2. Papers should be sent by System by clicking: Make a Submission.

3. All papers undergo a preliminary review by the Chairman of the Editorial Board in order to verify whether they fall within the subject matter and the editorial standards of the journal. The Chairman of the Board suggests the names of the Reviewing Editors. All papers are reviewed by two reviewers in a double-blind review process.

4. The review is provided in a written format, and is entered in the form available from the journal’s website.

5. In these cases where the Reviewers suggest modifications to the paper, the Editor forwards their remarks to the Author for approval and consideration.

6. In the case where a given paper receives two negative reviews, the Editor informs the Author and publication is declined.

7. In the case where a given paper received two different reviews, the final decision is made by the Chairman of the Editorial Board who may or may not consult the Members of the Board.

8. While submitting the paper, the Author should also attach the statement of the transfer of copyright to the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Publishing House and the declaration that the work in question had not been previously published in this format. The statement and declaration should be attached to the service – DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE.

9. It is the responsibility of the Authors of the publication to obtain consent for the publication of any previously copyrighted data, drawings or photographic images.


General and technical requirements for the submissions

1. Document style – the text should be written in Times New Roman type of font, 12 point, with 1.5 line spacing. Highlighting using italics or bold text is permissible, however, underlining of letters, words or sentences is not.

2. Size of tables and figures must not exceed the A4; tables should be described using Times New Roman font of 9 points, with 8 points in table contents, with a single line spacing. Vertical lines should be avoided as far as possible. Document format for tables should be either .doc or .rtf.

3. References should be made according to the APA 7 style.

The following layout is assumed

1. Manuscript is anonymous

  1. Title of the paper in English.
  2. Abstract (between 600 and 1000 characters).
  3. Keywords – up to 6 keywords should be quoted, useful for indexation and search terms. We recommend that the words used in the title should not be repeated as keywords.
  4. Main body of text of the scientific paper should include: an introduction featuring research objective and hypothesis, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions (or summary) and literature. We recommend quoting relevant subject literature, including papers published in previous issues of “Acta Scientiarum Polonorum”.


  1. Title of the paper in English.
  2. First and last name of the Author(s).
  3. ORCID number(s) of the Author(s).
  4. Name(s) and address(es) of the Author(s) workplace(s) (Authors’ workplaces).
  5. E-mail address(es) of the Author(s).
  6. Abstract (between 600 and 1000 characters).
  7. Keywords – up to 6 keywords should be quoted, useful for indexation and search terms. We recommend that the words used in the title should not be repeated as keywords.

The Author submits the text of the paper to the Editor in a digital file. After receiving the review, the Author sends the Editor a new copy of the paper, corrected according to the Reviewers’ suggestions and, if applicable, with a written explanation of why certain suggestions were not followed. The main part of the paper (summary, the main body of the text, and literature) should be saved in one file. Tables, figures, and other appendices should be saved and sent in separate files. All illustrations (such as drawings, diagrams, graphs) should be developed and saved as separate digital files (source files) using software compatible with Windows environment (for instance, Excel, Corel Draw, Photoshop etc.).

The Editor reserves the right to abridge and correct as well as modify and elaborate the contents, subject to the Author’s approval.

The expected time for publication of the article is approximately 5 months.